Checkmating Cognitive Impairment in Seniors

It’s a well-known fact that our population is aging due advances in technology and medicine. The global average life expectancy is close to 80 years. Downside of this increase life expectancy is that it hasn’t been accompanied by an increase in the quality of life. Many seniors struggle with depression, loneliness and cognitive impairment. Seniors … Read moreCheckmating Cognitive Impairment in Seniors

Smart & Happy Elders’ Lounge 

A unique venture to put smiles on the face of senior citizens of the city has been opened at 68, Royapettah High Road near Swagath Hotel. The Ground Floor lounge boasts of air conditioned comfort, colourful ambience, respectful assistants and connectivity to the four corners of the metropolis. Once inside, the seniors can relax and rejoice with board games, TV, music, magazines and books. … Read moreSmart & Happy Elders’ Lounge 

Humanitarian Award for Probus Club Of Chennai

The Probus Club of Chennai received the Humanitarian Award from the Thakkar Bapa Vidyalaya Samithi in recognition of  the yeoman service that they did during the floods in Chennai in the year 2015.  The award was presented by Hon’ble  Vice President of India, Shri Venkaiah Naidu and received by Probian President RT Namasivayam. “Probus Club … Read moreHumanitarian Award for Probus Club Of Chennai

Towards a strength-based approach to elderly care

A strength-based approach rather than a deficit-based approach towards ageing could well have an empowered senior citizen stepping into a journey of a “well-being” experience. Strength is a capacity – a talent, ability, skills or multiple intelligences; whereas the deficits are the physical hurdles of old age that bring about various disabilities. Kalpana Goel from … Read moreTowards a strength-based approach to elderly care

‘Jashn’ – India’s largest senior citizen sports, cultural festival

India’s Largest Senior Citizen Sports and Cultural festival – JASHN 2016, will kick off on Saturday 15th – October in Lavasa with an underline theme of “High on Life”. The two day event will witness participation of seniors from Ashiana’s five senior living communities namely Utsav Bhiwadi, Nirmay Bhiwadi, Utsav Jaipur, Shubham Chennai and Utsav … Read more‘Jashn’ – India’s largest senior citizen sports, cultural festival

Elders week: Chennai Metro falls flat on Accessibility

The first week of October is marked as Elders week and a lot of programs are conducted around the country to highlight the fact that there is an elderly segment of population still living in India. Pensioners Associations, senior citizens bureaus, Probus clubs, and several private organizations working in the senior citizens sector have been … Read moreElders week: Chennai Metro falls flat on Accessibility

Elders week – Accessibility still out of reach

India’s first accessibility audit failed to find a single public building or place that was completely accessible to people with disability! That the first accessibility audit has been conducted decades after Independence is in itself a telling fact.  However, even this would not have happened except for PM Narendra Modi’s push for an accessible India. … Read moreElders week – Accessibility still out of reach

Employment Opportunities for seniors

  A new company and website had come up focusing on job opportunities for the retired.  Aptly named,  it aims to connect persons retired from formal employment with prospective employers to address the problem of finding a job/ activity.   Services Offered by 1. Employers can search for candidates and directly contact them. … Read moreEmployment Opportunities for seniors

Senior citizen community is golden generation: Sachin Tendulkar

Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, who has always attributed his success on the field to his late father by raising his bat to the sky, urged the Gen X to join the campaign to safeguard senior citizens against abuse, at the launch of Kartavya… Culture of Care, a age-sensitive community campaign in Thane on Monday. Read the … Read moreSenior citizen community is golden generation: Sachin Tendulkar

Small savings interest rates: Seniors Spared

The Narendra Modi government has apparently decided to play safe and not risk a politically sensitive decision by reducing interest rates on small savings. On Monday, the government left the rates unchanged for the July to September 2016 quarter from what they were for the previous quarter. This marks a stark contrast to March quarter … Read moreSmall savings interest rates: Seniors Spared